Even as the country is still in shock over the terror attacks in Paris in which about 153 people were killed, seven people have lost their lives after a high-speed TGV train derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg in France officials say.
The crash happened during a test run in the town of Eckwersheim, on a new Paris-Strasbourg line.
Reports say technicians were on board the train and six people were injured.
The injured were taken to hospital by helicopters.
The AFP news agency quotes the Alsace regional prefecture as saying the derailment happened due to “excessive speed”
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